Eric has been Director of SHAAP since 2012. In 2017 he was awarded a PhD in Youth Studies after completing his studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Previous studies include MSc Public Service Management (South Bank London University) and MA (Hons) History (University of Edinburgh). Eric was formerly Chief Executive of Mentor UK and of Angel Drug Services, London. Eric has served as a member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). For several years, Eric chaired the English National Drugs Education Forum and was Vice-Chair of the United Nations' Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.